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Donna Kay Gregory, 51
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Ms. Gregory, 51, of Guthrie, KY.
Mrs. Gregory died Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
Visitation will be Friday 11 a.m. until service time.
Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: son Jeremy Gregory; daughter Stacey Jones; father Doug Gregory; sisters Diane Therneau and Debbie Bright as well as several aunts and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois Gregory and her grandparents, Louis and Annell Morris.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
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Lois Stone Johnson, 98
LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 29 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Johnson, 98, Of Lebanon.
Retired Commerce Union Bank, she died April 26, 2001 at the Quality Care Nursing Home.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of Barton’s Creek Baptist Church and was active in Eastern Star, White Shrine and Amaranth for many years.
Visitation will be held Friday from 12 Noon until funeral services.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Terry Cathey with interment inthe Barton’s Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include: son Charles Cowan (Johnnie) Johnson; grandchildren, Eric Johnson, Jim (Kim) Johnson, Connie (Jimmy) Hollis, Allen (Holly) Yelton and Angela (Brian) Elder; eight great grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren; brother Harold Bell (Teresa) Stone; half-sister Mary Hill Beehan.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Chester Lee and Estella Brown Stone; husband Cowan Johnson; brother Estill Lee Stone; sister Frances Cochran and half-sister Lucille Hewgley. 
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
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Martha Joyce Cummings, 65
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt Juliet for Mrs. Cummings, 65 of Nashville.
She passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at her residence.
Visitation will be Friday, from 12-2 pm.
Interment will follow the service at Mt Juliet Memorial Gardens
Survivors include: husband Robert Cummings; daughters Lana Sullins, Brook McFaddin and Dawn Kamm; brothers Glenn, Dwight and Dale; sisters Annette, Barbara, Loretta and Faye; and grandchildren Richard Sullins, Brandon Sullins, Aiden Cummings, Cheyenne Henderson, Aaron Kamm, Shelby Kamm, Shane Kamm and Bobby Kamm. Mrs. Cummings is also survived by three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Cummings was preceded in death by her parents, Hershel and Vola Thompson Vaughn; one brother and one sister.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt Juliet.
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Services held for noted educator Sue Comer

LEBANON -- A celebration of life was held for noted Wilson County educator Sue Trice Comer, 81, Sunday afternoon, May 1 at Sellars Funeral Home. She died Thursday, April 28, 2011 following an extended illness.

Mrs. Comer was born March 27, 1930 in Lebanon to Roy and Mary Lou Bradley Trice. She received her education at George Peabody College for Teachers and Middle Tennessee State University. She began her teaching career at Lebanon High School where she taught for 33 years.

She continued her career as a teacher at the Wilson County Adult High School and substituted at LHS and Southside Elementary School. She was a member of Rocky Valley Baptist Church.

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General News

I-40 to be widened in Wilson Co. from MJ Rd. to 109

Three-year plan submitted to General Assembly

From Post staff reports
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer Thursday released the three-year transportation program, which includes the completion of several major strategic corridor projects and the state’s Better Bridges bonding program.

The three year program includes $1.7 billion for highways and bridges to fund more than 152 individual project phases in 59 Tennessee counties. The proposal, which has been presented to the Tennessee General Assembly, includes significant highway and bridge projects in TDOT’s Region Three.

The plan includes widening Interstate 40 from State Route 171 (Mt. Juliet Road) to State Route 109 in Wilson County.

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Local storm damage still being assessed

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
In the wake of devastating storms that ripped through the South last Tuesday night and Wednesday, the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency is continuing to assess the damage across the county, which could bring possible Federal aid.

Watertown took the brunt of the force, with many trees uprooted, power poles seemingly cut in half, and homes damaged along the storm’s path. WEMA Director John Jewell said his crews will be assessing the financial damage in the next few days.

“It could result in some Federal assistance,” Jewell said, adding they aren’t too sure the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide aid.

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